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Computer Science - Innovation - 29.05.2019
Living Healthier with Digital Technologies
05/29/2019 Through the research network ForDigitHealth, five Bavarian universities are jointly researching the stress that digitisation causes in humans. The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts is funding this initiative with 3.35 million euros. With its permanent accessibility, increasing flood of information and constantly changing technologies that humans have to familiarise themselves with, digitisation is fundamentally changing society and individual lives.

Innovation - 29.05.2019
'Floating forest' could protect vulnerable shorelines
’Floating forest’ could protect vulnerable shorelines
A team of civil engineers has invented and patented a "floating forest" they say is capable of reducing wind and wave damage during a natural disaster. University of Queensland researcher Professor Chien Ming Wang said the invention could prevent beach erosion and protect coastal infrastructure and floating assets such as boats.

Computer Science - Innovation - 24.05.2019
Labororatory for Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Berlin
On June 4, 2019, the Dahlem Center for Machine Learning and Robotics (DCMLR) at Freie Universität Berlin will open its doors to journalists who wish to learn more about cutting-edge German research on artificial intelligence and robotics. For thirty years now, new technologies such as robotic fish or quadrocopters have been developed at Freie Universität, and research has been conducted on machine learning, which enables autonomous driving.

Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 23.05.2019
¤17 million Fund Backs 170 Breakthrough Concepts in Imaging and Sensing
¤17 million Fund Backs 170 Breakthrough Concepts in Imaging and Sensing
Successful proposals include projects highlighting societal benefits of ESO technology 23 May 2019 ATTRACT, a Horizon 2020 research and innovation project on and backed by a consortium of 9 partners including ESO, has announced 170 breakthrough ideas which will each receive ¤100,000 to develop technologies that have the potential to change society.

Innovation - Pharmacology - 22.05.2019
MaaT Pharma expands patent portfolio with three granted patents covering its microbiome restoration biotherapeutic platform
MaaT Pharma expands patent portfolio with three granted patents covering its microbiome restoration biotherapeutic platform
First patents to cover the fundamental processes for accessing the human gut microbiome as biotherapeutics. MaaT Pharma's microbiome sample collection and administration devices receive CE mark for use in collecting and administrating gut-derived samples as biotherapeutics to patients.

Innovation - Environment - 20.05.2019
Expert judgement provides better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets
Expert judgement provides better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, and subsequent sea level rise (SLR) this will cause, is widely recognised as posing a significant threat to coastal communities and ecosystems. Strategies and measures to mitigate and plan for the potential impacts are reliant on scientific projections of future SLR - conventionally provided using numerical modelling.

Innovation - 16.05.2019
Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as 'creepy'
Children describe technology that gives them a sense of ambiguity as ’creepy’
Many parents express concerns about privacy and online safety in technology designed for their children. But we know much less about what children themselves find concerning in emerging technologies. Now University of Washington researchers have defined for the first time what children mean when they say technology is "creepy.

Innovation - 10.05.2019
Public’s Dread of Nuclear Power Limits its Deployment
In the ongoing effort to decarbonize U.S. energy production, one energy source often attracts great controversy. Nuclear power has been a part of the American energy portfolio since the 1950s and generates one in every five kilowatt-hours of electricity produced in the country. Still, for a number of reasons, including the association between radiation and cancer, the general public has long felt a significant dread about it.

Materials Science - Innovation - 09.05.2019
Design meets research
Design meets research
In the planned project "Re-FREAM" designers develop new and innovative fashion concepts in cooperation with researchers from all over Europe and completely rethink processes, traditions, production methods as well as design and functionality of clothing. Empa is also involved as a research partner. "We live in the most exciting era of mankind", write the initiators of the "Re-FREAM" project on their website.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 09.05.2019
Global Alliance of Biofoundries is major step forward in synthetic biology
Global Alliance of Biofoundries is major step forward in synthetic biology
A new network of the world's leading Biofoundries has been launched to drive forward synthetic biology research and industry. The Global Alliance of Biofoundries (GBA) brings together 16 institutions from countries including the UK, US, Japan, Singapore, China, Australia, Denmark and Canada. The London DNA Foundry , based at Imperial College London, is one of the leading founders of the new Global Alliance.

Computer Science - Innovation - 07.05.2019
Collision-Detecting Suitcase, Wayfinding App Help Blind People Navigate Airports
Researchers, Pittsburgh International Airport seek to increase independence of travelers with vision impairments Carnegie Mellon University researchers say a smart suitcase that warns blind users of impending collisions and a wayfinding smartphone app can help people with visual disabilities navigate airport terminals safely and independently.

Health - Innovation - 03.05.2019
How smart is our health?
How smart is our health?
By Birgit Baustädter IT-expert Christian Poellabauer conducts research on smart health at his home university Notre Dame du Lac in the US state of Indiana. In the summer semester he is carrying out research at TU Graz. Christian Poellabauer studied at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology). For his doctorate he moved to a different continent and worked at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US state of Georgia.

History / Archeology - Innovation - 23.04.2019
Using X-ray technology to clear up an archeological secret
Using X-ray technology to clear up an archeological secret
In an important first, EPFL and Vaud Canton's archeology office used X-ray scanning technology to unlock the mysteries of an extremely rare chainmail shirt dating from Roman times. The results will go on display at the Cantonal Museum of Archeology and History in Lausanne from 26 April to 25 August.

Innovation - History / Archeology - 16.04.2019
Research helps show how technology behind the V&A's Cast Courts underpins the modern world
Research helps show how technology behind the V&A’s Cast Courts underpins the modern world
Sussex research helps show how technology behind the V&A's Cast Courts underpins the modern world Research conducted by a University of Sussex teaching fellow has proved fundamental to the recently restored Cast Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, revealing how the developments pioneered by a Victorian manufacturer are relevant today.

Health - Innovation - 16.04.2019
£20m centre to enable people with dementia to live in own homes for longer
£20m centre to enable people with dementia to live in own homes for longer
A ground-breaking £20m centre will develop technologies to create dementia-friendly 'Healthy Homes' and provide insights into how dementia develops. The new Care Research & Technology Centre at Imperial College London joins six national discovery science centres that collectively make up the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) .

Innovation - Environment - 15.04.2019
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans
15 April 2019 ESA seeks your ideas for applying space technology to Earth-based problems. Through the Open Space Innovation Platform , a new challenge-based website, the Agency is hunting out bright ideas to monitor plastic waste polluting the oceans, and to improve the self-steering abilities of ships.

Innovation - 12.04.2019
ESA opening up to new ideas
ESA opening up to new ideas
12 April 2019 ESA aims to harness a new resource for future space activities: ideas from European and global researchers, businesses and the general public. Through its new Open Space Innovation Platform (OSIP), anyone is welcome to respond to space-related challenges. The Agency's new Open Space Innovation Platform website is a streamlined entry point for novel ideas, both in response to specific problems and open calls.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 10.04.2019
How close are we really to 3D printing organs?
How close are we really to 3D printing organs?
3D printing technologies are now so advanced they can create structures on a nanoscale. But how close are we to seeing 3D printed organs in the market? Professor Hala Zreiqat and Dr Peter Newman explain. "It's just five to ten years away". From cures for cancer to fusion power and driverless cars, almost every technology seems to be perpetually five to ten years away.

Materials Science - Innovation - 09.04.2019
Pit stop for paper bags
By Werner Schandor What does industry-scale cement bag filling have in common with a pit stop in Formula 1? Filling a 25kg paper bag with cement in the factory takes about three seconds, about as long as a pit stop. But packaging and paper manufacturer Mondi reckons this is too long. They asked TU Graz to study the material flow that is at work in this process.

Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 05.04.2019
Preserving heritage data at ESA
Preserving heritage data at ESA
5 April 2019 Why is archiving and curating heritage satellite data so fundamentally important? How can heritage data from old satellites be used to compare with current findings? This week, ESA is focusing on its core Basic Activities, which, for Earth observation and other directorates, include preserving precious data.